The Forest Lord

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 430 ratings

Wolf's Head Publisher's Summary

"Well researched and enjoyably written, Wolf's Head is a fast-paced and original recasting of a familiar legend. McKay's gift as a storyteller pulls the reader into a world of violence, passion, injustice, and revenge and leaves us wanting more!" (Glyn Iliffe, author, The Adventures of Odysseus series)

When a frightened young outlaw joins a gang of violent criminals their names - against a backdrop of death, dishonour, brotherhood, and love - will become legend.

England, AD 1321: After viciously assaulting a corrupt but powerful clergyman Robin Hood flees the only home he has ever known in Wakefield, Yorkshire. Becoming a member of a notorious band of outlaws, Hood and his new companions - including John Little and Will Scaflock - hide out in the great forests of Barnsdale, fighting for their very existence as the law hunts them down like animals.

When they are betrayed, and their harsh lives become even more unbearable, the band of friends seeks bloody vengeance.

Meanwhile, the country is in turmoil, as many of the powerful lords strive to undermine King Edward II's rule until, inevitably, rebellion becomes a reality and the increasingly deadly yeoman outlaw from Wakefield finds his fate bound up with that of a Hospitaller Knight.…

"Wolf's Head" brings the brutality, injustice, and intensity of life in medieval England vividly to life, and marks the beginning of a thrilling new historical fiction series in the style of Bernard Cornwell and Simon Scarrow.

©2013 Steven A. McKay (P)2014 Steven A. McKay
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  • Book 1

    • Wolf's Head

    • The Forest Lord
    • By: Steven A. McKay
    • Narrated by: Nick Ellsworth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 243

    After viciously assaulting a corrupt but powerful clergyman Robin Hood flees the only home he has ever known in Wakefield, Yorkshire. Becoming a member of a notorious band of outlaws, Hood and his new companions - including John Little and Will Scaflock - hide out in the great forests of Barnsdale, fighting for their very existence as the law hunts them down like animals. When they are betrayed, and their harsh lives become even more unbearable, the band of friends seeks bloody vengeance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I JUST WANT TO KILL NOBLES

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 11-07-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The Wolf and the Raven

    • The Forest Lord, Volume 2
    • By: Steven A. McKay
    • Narrated by: Nick Ellsworth
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    In the aftermath of a violent rebellion Robin Hood and his men must fight for survival with an enemy deadlier than any they've faced before... 1322. England is in disarray and Sir Guy of Gisbourne, the king's own bounty hunter, stalks the greenwood, bringing bloody justice to the outlaws and rebels who hide there. When things begin to go horribly wrong self-pity, grief and despair threaten to overwhelm the young wolf's head who will need the support of his friends and family now more than ever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great volume in the series

    • By Bobbie B on 09-17-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Rise of the Wolf

    • The Forest Lord, Book 3
    • By: Steven A. McKay
    • Narrated by: Nick Ellsworth
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    The greenwood has been quiet, and the outlaws have become complacent, but the harsh reality of life is about to hit the companions with brutal, deadly force, thanks to their old foe, Prior John de Monte Martini. From a meeting with King Edward II himself to the sheriff's tournament with its glittering prize, the final, fatal, showdown fast approaches for the legendary Wolf's Head.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The story continues....

    • By jr2.0 on 11-24-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Blood of the Wolf

    • The Forest Lord, Book 4
    • By: Steven A. McKay
    • Narrated by: NIck Ellsworth
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    After winning his freedom in Rise of the Wolf, Robin - with his faithful lieutenant John Little at his side - now spends his days travelling around northern England dispensing King Edward II's justice. When a new band of outlaws appears in Barnsdale, Sheriff Henry de Faucumberg sends Robin and John to deal with them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You must listen to this series.

    • By William Truscott on 04-15-18

    Regular price: $24.95